Going down with the injury in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Redskins nose tackle Kedric Golston is being placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring issue.
An MRI revealed the worst for Washington Redskins veteran nose tackle Kedric Golston, as head coach Jay Gruden announced on Monday that 33-year-old will be placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury. Golston will be replaced on the active roster by Matt Ioannidis, a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Additionally, the team announced that they have signed linebacker Jason Fanaika and Amarlo Herrera and defensive lineman Bobby Richardson to the practice squad and released defensive lineman Louis Nix III and linebacker Lynden Trail from the practice squad.
Golston suffered the injury on the defense's first play of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, as he was running to his right in an attempt to create disruption for the offense. But Golston would fall down limp before eventually walking off the field under his own power with the training staff flanking him.
The Redskins were thin at defensive line entering the game, as Kendall Reyes was not active with a groin injury and Anthony Lanier was also inactive for the second consecutive game.
Washington slightly shifted the defensive line rotation in Golston's absence, as Trent Murphy would get his hand in the dirt despite being moved back to linebacker in the offseason.
The third-year Stanford product finished the game with 1.5 sacks on 34 snaps. Ziggy Hood played a defensive line-high 47 snaps while Cullen Jenkins appeared on 29 defensive plays in his Redskins debut after the 35-year-old was signed to the active roster earlier in the week.
Golston's loss goes beyond the field, though, as "Uncle Ked" is the elder statesman in the Redskins' locker room, entering the NFL as a sixth-round pick in 2006 under Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs.
For his career, the University of Georgia product has registered 224 career tackles with seven sacks and seven passes defensed. Starting the regular season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Monday, Golston collected two tackles.
He signed a reported one-year deal with the Redskins in March to return to the only NFL team he has played for.
Without Golston, the Redskins move forward with Hood – the No. 2 nose tackle on the most recent unofficial depth chart – along with Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois, Ioannidis, Jenkins and Lanier.
Ioannidis recorded four combined tackles during the preseason before spending the first two weeks of the regular season on the practice squad.